Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter, serves as manager for Spencer Hospital Community Health Services and Clay County Public Health. Colette has enjoyed the variety of responsibilities her nursing career has provided, yet has a passion for public health and safety. 

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • Public Health Talks Respiratory Illnesses

    As summer is winding down, cold and flu season is ramping up. Add COVID and RSV to the mix and we have a recipe for a triple threat of respiratory viruses. Colette Rossiter, Director of Clay County Public Health answers some frequently asked questions to help you understand what to expect this fall and winter.

  • Triple Threat - RSV, Flu & COVID - On the Rise

    It's only November, but locally we're already beginning to see the predicted “triple threat” of respiratory illnesses…RSV, Influenza (flu), and COVID-19. Strep infections are also on the rise. The risk of co-infections is real. Someone can be infected with two viruses at the same time, making one very sick and increasing risk of hospitalization.

  • Have Fun and Stay Healthy at the Fair!

    Are you planning to join thousands of others at the Clay County Fair? Who doesn't love the exhibits, the rides, the abundance of fun foods and, of course the animals? It's safe to say we touch A LOT of things at the fair! My hope of that everyone who visits the fair takes home wonderful memories…. NOT an illness!

  • Avoid Overheating this Summer

    The “dog days” of summer seem to have arrived early this year! According to the calendar, summer doesn't officially begin until June 21st. Yet here were are, battling the heat and humidity of a typical Iowa day in July. Colette Rossiter from Clay County Public Health shares tips on avoiding the heat in her latest blog.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Third Dose versus Booster

    What's the difference between a third dose and a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Aren't they the same thing? While it's the same vaccine, there are differences regarding who can receive one, what vaccine can be given, and when that third or booster dose can be administered. Clay County Public Health Coordinator Colette Rossiter explains more in her blog and the accompanying graph provides guidance.

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